Integrated Communities: Society for All Ages

International Student Design Competition 2012 Cycle

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iscrizioni entro 01.06.12 | consegna entro 08.08.12

The Competition, sponsored by the International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC), invites architecture students around the world to apply their creative talents toward developing solutions, which integrate older persons seamlessly into the fabric of the community and include them in all social, cultural, and productive activities. 

Overall Purpose: Competition's interrelated long-term goals are:

  • 1. To raise the awareness of architectural and design students to the needs of older persons;
  • 2. To increase cross-cultural understanding;
  • 3. To incorporate the growing role of ICT in communities;
  • 4. To encourage a close connection between proposed solutions and the real world. Past competitions have influenced local planning, educational curricula, encouraged dialogue and established new mindsets; they all deal with inclusive communities, created through a combination of new construction, renovation, reuse and environmental intervention.


Both undergraduate and graduate students of architecture are eligible to submit projects.  All submissions clearly identify whether the submission is as an individual or team of students.  All entries must be prepared by bona fide students currently enrolled in an academic program in architecture or in a related field. An affidavit of authorship is a mandatory component of submission.  No more than 3 entries may be submitted by any one school. r

Students are encouraged to submit an entry form electronically on or before June 1, 2012.  Send to International Council for Caring Communities at   All entry projects are due on for before August 8, 2012 mail to International Council for Caring Communities, 24 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019, USA. No entries will be received after August 8th, the judging of entries will take place mid-August.  Winning entries will be announced during the United Nations World Urban Forum, Sept. 3-7, Naples, Italy.


Because the competition is open to individuals as well as groups of students, there will be two First place awards of $10,000 USD, two second place winners of $5,000 USD and two third place winners at $2,500 each USD.  At least three more projects in each category will receive honorable mentions.  All other completed submissions will be recognized with a certificate of acknowledging a student's participation.


Register electronically at